I will fight the forces pulling me back to the debt ceiling/budget debate. Maybe it’s me, but I can barely even make sense of the articles in this morning’s papers.
Reading today’s articles reminds me of what it was like to read about the stuff we were up to when I was in the White House. It felt like we were inside the house doing stuff and people—journalists—were looking in through the windows reporting on what we were up to. But the windows had thick curtains over them so the people on the outside could only see vague images, and their stories were attempts to clarify the images they could barely make out.
Many were good at it, but at least today, it’s hard to patch it together.
Your better bet is to read the always clear and interesting Don Marron on the revenues raised by the GangofSixandtheirBagofTricks. He explains my least favorite DC phrase: “that depends on which baseline you’re using.” Yikes!!
I pledge to never raise taxes blog about real developments as they become clear to me.